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April 15, 2009

Good News. Bad News.


Because I always like to start with the Good News first.

We received a call from our Mortgage Broker. Our house appraised a little over $130,000. We are right on target. I am in a little bit of shock. This house has no siding, no landscaping, unfinished tile, unfinished paint etc...I'm such a pessimist though. I'm just so happy to finally receive some good news! We are set to close on Friday.

I spoke with my Mom today and my Brother's checkup went well yesterday. They check his upper intestines (I'm sure that was fun) by having him swallow a camera...I guess that's what he did. Anyway, no ulcers. This may just boil down to IBS and his problems may just be because he went so long without treatment. Whew. I really hope this turns out to be the case.

I don't think I mentioned this but Josh received his settlement from the Insurance Company. The responsible party was insured by State Farm and honestly, I want to switch from Geico to State Farm. They were amazing through Josh's ordeal. They settled and paid out with in 3 weeks. They apologized, answered questions and returned phone calls within hours. They made this situation so much easier for Josh. They gave him Blue Book value (more than we even paid for the truck in the first place) + the cost of the DVD player and the bed cover. No questions asked. They treated him with respect and kindness and were quick to pay out after he expressed his need for a vehicle due to his job. They sent a mobile rep out to payout within days. We were able to purchase a newer vehicle with less miles with the money we were given. He decided he wanted his exact truck back but we were unable to find one he liked so he bought the SUV version. Lots of upgrades like satellite radio, high tech alarm system, 2 TV's/DVD/CD player, remote start etc...

I can only hope I see the money to get my car fixed :(

and on to the Bad News...

I went to the Doctor yesterday. I have a bad strain in the muscles in my neck. One of my muscles may be torn. I'll need a better check up with a different Doctor to be sure. I need a neck brace (and you know I look fabulous in it!), lots of pain meds, and physical therapy. I can't drive because I have limited rotation in my neck. No heavy lifting which means I can't pick up my kids. This part pisses me off the most. My kids are so used to jumping in my arms. It breaks my heart that they can't do that right now.

Also, I've called the responding officer 4 times in the last two days and he hasn't returned my call regarding this guys insurance or lack thereof. I can't even call my insurance company to advise them of my accident and I can't file my restraining order because I was never given the other drivers info. Name, address, the info on the vehicle etc...

Bummer huh?

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

So sorry you are already having so many issues from being hit. I'd say your accident, but it was obviously not an accident. I hope you feel better soon at least.

Jenny.Lee said...

I hope you get to feeling better soon. That whole situation just sucks. At least there was good news too!

Maria said...

We have State Farm and have been very happy with them.

I'm so sorry to hear about your neck issues. I hope that idiot gets what he deserves.